• Published on:  7/27/2021
  • Official Entry of Luis Y. Ferrer Jr. Senior High School for Siyensikula 2021

    CRISPR is a tool that helps scientists to precisely edit DNA. This results in curing genetic diseases, but could also be utilized to create so-called “designer babies.” Therefore the question is, can really this technology give us superpowers and make X-Men a realistic possibility? Arjay Rosel explains in this 3-minute video the history, background, and mechanism of CRISPR-Cas9 Gene editing and supports its the global pause for clinical application in human embryos - considering many ethical questions being raised in this scientific discovery.

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    p.s. sorry for the wrong pronunciation in other words and for my audible breath in XD

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